Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Photos from TriCity News

Colleen Flanagan from Tri City News came out and took some photos of myself and fellow artists Jan Sinclair and Christina Mets for the local paper. It made the front page of the community section and my painting "Pride" (the lady with the eyes and the purple scarf) made the front page of the paper! Very cool :) You can view photos on their website at http://www.bclocalnews.com/tri_city_maple_ridge/tricitynews/community/30719619.html
http://gallery.pictopia.com/tricity/gallery/60525/photo/6269504/?o=9
http://gallery.pictopia.com/tricity/gallery/60525/photo/6269506/?o=8

I hope to obtain permission to post the photos here but it will likely take a few days :)

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Saturday, June 07, 2008

Dog Portrait Commission Munsterlander

This is a reference photos of a portrait that I will be starting on Monday of a Munsterlander dog named Murphy. The reference photo is very small but it is a surprise gift and it is the best one available and the pose and expression on Murphy's face are so sweet.
I will be working from several reference photos to get more details but the general pose and tonal values from this photo will be used to ensure that Murphy's character is captured.
The portrait will be 18 x 24 in monochromatic watercolor which will give a very nostalgic feel that I think is very fitting for a hunting dog.

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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Father's Day Commission - Father update

More darks have been added to the father's face and areas have been touched up and softened. The hairline will be softened more by adding wisps but that will be left until the end to keep them crisp.

I am not sure if it is due to taking the photos under indoor lighting but the transitions are really not showing up well for either the father or the son. I will take a photo tomorrow, hopefully in light as it has been raining and gloomy here and there is no end in sight!

The father's lips are still too dark I think but will wait until morning to fix. I did a few minor adjustments to the son but more are needed. His face looks dirty online but on the original the transitions are again much smoother. Will see how things shape up in the morning!

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Father's Day Commission Sketch


This is a mockup using two reference photos that I will be doing a Father's Day commission for. I am really excited as the photos are just awesome both in quality and the character and emotion that has been captured. I honestly can't stop smiling everytime I look at it already, I think it is going to be really sweet :)
The portrait in total will be 18 x 24 which will be really great as well as I will be able to capture so much detail. I started on the outline sketch today so hopefully will have an update tomorrow!

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Saturday, April 19, 2008

Photos from Suite E Exhibit at Place des Arts







These are a few photos from the Suite E Life Drawing exhibit at Place des Arts. Today is last day of the exhibit so I thought I would grab a few photos before the artwork is taken down. It was a lot of fun and I am looking forward to my solo exhibit next year at Place des Arts in the same gallery.




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Sunday, March 02, 2008

Acrylic Dog Portrait of Papillion


I have been playing with acrylic a bit as of late and

just completed this portrait of a papillion dog. The look he has on his face is priceless! I did take photos of the progress so I will upload as a work in progress when I get a chance as well.

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